Little book, big ball of wool. And I spent most of the weekend with both. It wasn’t quite as idyllic as it sounds, though. That book is * hard * to read (hello, my name is Katie M. and I read only 6.667 pages per hour) and I might still have some lingering gauge issues. (As an official member of the supa tight (TM) knitters club.)
I did make some progress on both projects. Luckily, the OWLS is a bit more flexible; Jünger, however, has be ready to present on Wednesday.
In the end, I didn’t cardiganize. Though I think it would be awesome, I just didn’t have it in me to figure out the right numbers, place steeks or button bands, and keep the shaping at the back. It’s probably not difficult at all — and Ravelry tells me that many have successfully navigated the cardigan waters — but I wanted to get on with the knitting.
So far, I’m done with the waist decreases and am hoping that my decision to go with shaping will not come back later to bite me in the you-know. The sweater is looking a wee bit small. I do not like small when it comes to clothing. But the last time I said that, I ended up with a cardigan boasting a 52″ bust measurement. That is not my size.
But I’m going to keep on with the body. The ecowool is knitting up super fast (small wonder on size US13/9.00mm needles), so there’s really nothing to lose.
Though fall is definitely approaching around here — the weekend was lovely and cool — the weather does not seem reliablely autumnal enough to require such a hefty sweater quite yet.